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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 466
  • Gross Revenues: $296,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $635,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 466 attorneys and is the 94th largest firm in the United States.  With $296,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 113th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 113 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Pa. Firms Adding in State, Focused Less on Corporate Hires

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 13, 2016

While most of Pennsylvania's indigenous firms have focused the majority of their lateral growth outside of the state in recent years, the start of 2016 has shown firms are interested in adding talent within the state as well.

Superior Court Won't Reconsider Tossing Lynn Conviction

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 10, 2016

The state Superior Court has rejected an effort by Philadelphia prosecutors to reinstate the conviction of Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests.

Panel OKs $10K Fee Lawyer Must Pay to Contest Custody

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : February 08, 2016

A former Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney attorney's agreement to pay $10,000 each time he might seek to alter his child's custody agreement is enforceable, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Greenberg Traurig Keeps Growing, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 07, 2016

Greenberg Traurig shuffles its litigation ranks amid plans for global growth; another Kenyon & Kenyon partner departs; Bass Berry and Lewis Brisbois absorb small firms; Holland & Knight hires an ex-governor; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Dechert Bolsters Antitrust Group With Buchanan Hire

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 06, 2016

In a rare lateral move for Dechert in Philadelphia, the firm has hired an antitrust partner who has served as a member of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's six-person leadership team.

People in the News—Feb. 5, 2016—McCausland Keen & Buckman

: The Legal Intelligencer : February 05, 2016

Benjamin R. Picker was elected as a shareholder of McCausland Keen & Buckman.

Former IP Partner Sues Blank Rome, Chairman

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : February 04, 2016

A former intellectual property partner at Blank Rome has sued the firm for terminating his partnership, alleging in the complaint that it was done to "steal" his practice and because the firm's chairman didn't like the partner's LGBT advocacy.

City Can't Suspend Girard College's Residential Program

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : January 30, 2016

The city of Philadelphia cannot modify the operations of Girard College to suspend its residential and high school programs, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

Babst Calland Opens DC Office

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : January 25, 2016

Pittsburgh-based Babst Calland has opened an office in Washington, D.C., the firm announced Monday, bringing a new niche to its energy and natural resources practice.

XTO Energy Sues U.S. Department of Justice Over Docs in Fracking Fight

Angela Neville : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2016

XTO Energy recently sued the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court seeking to have the agency turn over documents from its federal case involving environmental charges against it so it can use the documents in a separate environmental criminal case brought against it by the state of Pennsylvania. i

Milbank, Katten Lose Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2016

Holland & Knight and Sidley Austin hire from Katten Muchin Rosenman and Milbank; a Skadden lawyer returns to public service; Allen & Overy hires in New York; King & Spalding takes two from Jones Day; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Nortel Fee Bonanza Continues as Creditors Square Off in NY

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2016

As creditors fight over Nortel Networks' $7.3 billion carcass, bankruptcy lawyers are feasting on the fees.

Lenders Drop $305 Million on Mall, Condo Construction Loans

Carla Vianna : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2016

Notable South Florida developers get funding for Aventura Mall expansion and construction of an oceanfront condo tower in Miami Beach.

Ex-Con CEO Wins $14M Verdict in Suit vs. Goldman Subsidiary

David Gialanella : New Jersey Law Journal : January 07, 2016

Joseph Nacchio, the former Qwest CEO convicted of insider trading, has found legal victories difficult to come by for the past decade, but he won a $14.17 million jury verdict in Morris County on Jan. 7.

Takata, Automakers Push Dismissal of Economic Loss Claims for Air Bags

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2016

U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno in Miami has sticky legal questions to consider as he prepares his next rulings in the massive Takata air bag case.

Leavitt Elected to Lead Commonwealth Court

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : January 05, 2016

The newly elected president judge of the Commonwealth Court said she is "inheriting a well-oiled machine," but expecting a hectic year, as the court will have to handle a number of changes to the bench.

Philadelphia DA Challenges New Trial for Lynn

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2015

The Philadelphia district attorney has asked for reconsideration of an appellate court's recent decision to vacate the conviction of Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests.

Boutique Firm Grabs and Leadership Shuffles Highlighted Big Law's Year

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 29, 2015

Pennsylvania's largest law firms were busy scooping up boutiques across the country in 2015, while out-of-state firms opened up shop in cities such as Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Lynn's Sentence Tossed Again by Superior Court

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : December 22, 2015

The first Catholic Church administrative official convicted of endangering the welfare of children abused by other priests will get another chance at trial under a state Superior Court decision.

Approach by AG to Trial Strategy May Hinge on Political Calculus

Lizzy McLellan 
and Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 14, 2015

For Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who is facing both criminal charges and civil lawsuits, politics may play into her trial approach in both legal settings.

Calgon Makes It Clear, Hires Chad Whalen as Its New GC

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : December 08, 2015

It's a clear solution for Calgon Carbon Corp., a Pittsburgh-headquartered carbon company focusing on water purification: Chad Whalen has joined on as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Legal Tech Traction Breeds Satisfaction

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : December 03, 2015

Disruptive, innovative , outside-the-box, opportunistic—there are any number of buzzwords that are used to describe legal technology leaders, but "satisfied" is rarely one of them. Until recently that is.

MDL Judge Keeps Alive Air Bag Claims Against Takata, Honda

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : December 03, 2015

U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled Wednesday in the Takata air bag multidistrict litigation, denying in part Takata's and Honda's motions to dismiss drivers' economic loss claims.

Calgon Carbon Hires New General Counsel

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : December 03, 2015

About four months after RTI International Metals was acquired by Alcoa, RTI's general counsel has found a new position as the chief legal officer of Calgon Carbon.

Special Report: Litigation 2015

: The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

The American Lawyer's annual review of news and trends from the nation's courtrooms.

Blindsided by the SEC?

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : November 30, 2015

The agency accuses an ex-Buchanan Ingersoll partner of helping two Chinese companies list on Nasdaq through fraudulent means. He says he was blindsided by the complaint.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 27, 2015

Four law firms and Exiger, a corporate consulting firm, announce new hires, while other firms announce promotions.

Corporate Practices Strong in Growth Year for Pa. Firms

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.

Last Denture Cream Adhesive Mass Tort Cases Dismissed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 16, 2015

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed the dismissal of the 12 remaining dental cream adhesive products-liability suits in Philadelphia's mass tort system, finding the lower court was correct in finding the plaintiffs' experts' opinions did not meet Frye standards for admissibility.

Court Reinstates Sandusky's Pension

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 12, 2015

Convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky should receive a pension despite his criminal conviction, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.